Safety and OSHA News

Worker blinded in screwdriver attack – will he get workers’ comp?

A former co-worker stabbed a rest area overnight attendant in the face, permanently blinding him. He applied for workers’ comp benefits, but his employer denied the claim, arguing the assault didn’t arise out of employment. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Fell asleep at wheel, crashed in company vehicle: Will he get workers’ comp?

An employee fell asleep at the wheel of a company vehicle on his way home from work. Was there enough connection between his trip and his work duties to get workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Does firefighter paramedic get workers’ comp for PTSD?

Did work or some other type of trauma cause a firefighter paramedic to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? The answer to that question is the key to whether he receives workers’ comp benefits.  [Read more…]

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Injury came from bending and twisting on the job: Why was he denied workers’ comp?

There’s no doubt that this employee was injured while working. Despite that, a court found the injury didn’t arise from an actual risk of employment. Here’s why:  [Read more…]

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Employee injured during training: Can she get workers’ comp?

An employer argued a worker’s injury during training was cumulative, therefore not eligible for workers’ comp. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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$1.75M fine in Goodyear safety settlement following 4 worker deaths

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has agreed to pay $1.75 million in connection with four separate incidents at its Danville, VA, plant that claimed the lives of four workers.  [Read more…]

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